MARK SINGER (1950- ) went to work for the New Yorker magazine in 1974 at age 23, perhaps the youngest person hired there as staff writer, to work on “Talk of the Town” pieces, and longer feature stories. The Tulsa native attended Yale University and graduated with honors in English. His literary journalistic style has won many awards. He worked at The Tulsa Tribune one summer while in college. He has written several books, including the first, Funny Money, about the Penn Square Bank collapse in Oklahoma City and statewide oil bust.